|Rank||Country||World Mine Production, By Country in 2009 (Metric tons, antimony content unless otherwise specified)|
Antimony is at the top of the 2011 list of supply risk elements according to the British Geological Survey
- Metorex Ltd operated the Consolidated Murchison mine which produces about 4% of world production. Reserves in 2006, proved and probable, were 1,285,446 tonnes grading 1,85% Sb and 2,25 g/t Au. In March 2011, Village Main Reef finalised the purchase of, 74% of Cons Murch. Together with antimony, the mine produces gold from its three operating shafts, Athens, Monarch and Beta. The mine has a 1.3 million ounce equivalent gold deposit. Ore is mined by sublevel open stoping and is hoisted from three shafts, namely Athens, Monarch and Beta. Once the ore is crushed and milled, an antimony concentrate is produced by flotation. Gold is recovered in a gravity circuit and a number of leach and carbon absorption stages. The concentrate is dried and bagged.
Zimbabwe used to produce antimony as a by-product of its gold mining operations.